PA Unemployment Rate Up Again and Continues Above National Average
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate for April increased slightly, from 7.3% to 7.4%. The U.S. rate also increased slightly in April, from 6.0% to 6.1%. Nationally, Hawaii, at 8.5%, had the highest unemployment rate in April, followed by California, New Mexico, and New York.
In Pennsylvania, construction saw the largest gain in jobs, while professional and business services saw the largest decline. Leisure and hospitality had the steepest gain from last April, adding back 200,000 of the nearly 340,000 jobs lost in March and April 2020. Click here for more.